I hope to return to more regular blogging soon, but for the moment I beg a moment's indulgence to visit with John.
I open the novel with a few lines from the Histoirede Guillaume le Mareschal and they are, I think, fitting indeed to the personalities of theMarshal men.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n'i chasront
The brave and the valiant are to be sought
often between the hooves of horses
for never will cowards fall down there.